Meaning and Origin of: Welcome

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Welcome guest

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from places in Devon and Warwickshire called Welcombe, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cumb ‘broad, straight valley’.
  • English : nickname for a well-liked person or one noted for his hospitality, from Middle English welcume, a calque of Old French bienvenu or Old Norse velkominn.
  • Translated form of Canadian French Bienvenue, found in New England.